Hipcamp host Cathy P.,
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THE LONESOME PINE is a rustic small sleep cabin. 10x10. Full size bed with clean linens and quilt. Solar lights outdoors. Bedside table. No electricity(unless requested and paid for in advance)Note: If it’s cold outdoors it’s cold in the cabin. Pack accordingly. The perfect do nothing campsite or get out and enjoy everything the area has to offer like THE OCOEE RIVER (money


THE LONESOME PINE is a rustic small sleep cabin. 10x10. Full size bed with clean linens and quilt. Solar lights outdoors. Bedside table. No electricity(unless requested and paid for in advance)Note: If it’s cold outdoors it’s cold in the cabin. Pack accordingly. The perfect do nothing campsite or get out and enjoy everything the area has to offer like THE OCOEE RIVER (money spent here is directly donated to the Non Profit 501 C 3 horse rescue that you'll be camping on.) There's beautiful hiking trails near, including a 2 mile hike into Turtletown's twin falls. A great place to fish in the above streams or get wet in the cold, clean waters that pool beneath the falls. 15 minute drive to most everything. Amazing restaurants in our historical twin towns of Copperhill, Tn and McCaysville, Ga join together on the riverbank. The Taccoa (GA side) and Ocoee River (TN side) You can dine and shop on the river at River Walks indoor mall. Hungry? You have the best of the best from amazing hand tossed, wood fired oven pizza at Twisted Tomato Co to just about anything you'd desire on the menu at Burra Burra On The River. There's also Happy Bear Cafe with hand dipped Hershey's ice cream, amazing fudge, coffee and other sweet treats to enjoy. The atmosphere !! Just wow. All 3 places have outdoor riverside dining, and a host of beers and wine.  During your stay here, just mention you are a guest of Whippoorwill Horse Rescue and you will receive %15 off your tab at any of the 3 restaurants.  

Feel like a day of tubing and/or whitewater rafting? Look for Carolina Ocoee - Great staff and guides. For whitewater rafting on the Ocoee you must be 12 years of age by law.  You've got the site of the '98 Olympic Course at the gorgeous White Water. Plenty of places to hike, picnic, grill and simply take in the view from two bridges. Take a seat on a warm rock or take your lawn chair. Watch the rafters take on some huge rapids like "Humongous" during the course of "The Upper" river. 

Even closer is our tiny town of Ducktown, TN. There you'll find "Rods Rockin Rolls". Some of the best egg and spring rolls I've ever had and the entire menu is fun. Outdoor dinning is available there. (8 minutes away) If you're feeling up to a good brew, there's a  brewery located next door to "Rods Rockin Rolls". Visit the Burra Burra mine museum in Ducktown to learn our copper mining history.   Located closely to NC and GA state lines. Blue Ridge, GA home of The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and Merciers Apple Orchard with you pick berries, wines, ciders and farm tours. Murphy, NC home of Harrahs Casino for a night out of entertaining slots and black jack. Your stay here will be located on site of Whippoorwill Horse Rescue of Tennessee. On site you'll have a private shelter with compost toilet.  Please be tidy and most of all clean. I'll be on property most all days but do have to leave for feed or general things for my home.

The property is 8.1 acres with plenty of shade to kick back and relax. Neighbors aren't real close but, I do wish to respect them. No Swearing aloud for anyone to hear ( the mountains have ears and it echoes)  I like noise pollution on a low scale but, you will hear a truck/tractor starting up, cows, horse, dogs and chickens. This is after a small farm so if those noises bother you ... well.  

Quiet time is 9:00 PM. but, I'm not telling you to go to bed, just keep it low. No parties, drugs or firearms. I do not discriminate and will do any and all I can to make you feel welcome. Don’t worry about the walk to campsite because it’s pretty easy and I’ll have a pull wagon you can use to haul you gear in. Google Maps of the area is very helpful as well as things to do and see. Bring your mountain bike, hiking shoes, hammock and swimsuit for sure. Bring your flash light as solar lights aren't always dependable. This is a working farm/horse rescue so, if you see a frail horse just know they're here to mend. Leave Nothing But Footprints, Take Nothing But Memories. 


Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Cathy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


On road to off road biking.


Ocoee River is 15 minute drive away with class 4 and 5 rapids. Self guided or guided rafting trips. Also minutes away is Taccoa...Read more


There are two amazing lakes within a 25 minute drive. Great for bass, catfish, pike and trout. Lake Hiwassee has pontoon, fishi...Read more


Plenty of hiking trails near. Whitewater Center on the Ocoee River, Turtlerown Falls and more. Google Polk County for more resu...Read more

Horseback riding

Horses are on the property here but, they're not working as they are all rescues and retired. However, there is horseback ridin...Read more


Taccoa River self guided 15 minutes drive. Campbell Cove Lake 10 minute drive.


15 minutes drive is the beautiful White Water Center of the Ocoee. It's a favorite place to swim, hike, picnic or just take a l...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Ocoee River is short and beautiful 15 minute drive. The upper portion is up to class 5 with five large rapids. Middle has 22 ra...Read more

Wildlife watching

Local wildlife includes deer, bird, geese, squirrel, raccoon, possum, etc.


Natural features you'll find at The Lonesome Pine Ocoee Turtletown in Tennessee.


Lake Hiwassee & Lake Appalachia are a 20 to 25 minute drive.


You will be using my private driveway to enter property. During heavy rain this could get tricky but, I will get you up here :)


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Hipcamper Susan
Susan P.
recommends this listing.
March 6th, 2022

I loved it there me and my family need a country camping trip. Little cute shed made in to a cabin. Bed and table side. She had all kind of stuff there to use. You can get power and wood. The sink area to wash you dish's. Is so cute. Now the shower. Where Im.6ft. Is to short for me. No privacy. For me. Just needs shower curtain. The bathroom. Same if your tall it's hard to get to the bathroom. But the place was perfect for us. Still fine place to shower and use the toilet. It's private. We was alone there. Fat away from there house where it's private. The dogs are friendly and chickens and horses. Fresh water too. Good ole country fresh water. The lady was so nice. I understand she runs a ranch. And can't be around all the time. So I did not bother her at all. We brought all we need. And more. Only water I forgot. But it's really nice and worth the money. We we'll be back next spring like this time around.

This is table to use. The Lonesome Pine Ocoee TurtletownThe Lonesome Pine Ocoee TurtletownThe Lonesome Pine Ocoee Turtletown
Hipcamper Jazmine

Perfect gateaway

Jazmine H.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

Cathy is an amazing host. She has an amazing hospitality to her and she is very giving and kind. She provided everything we needed for our stay. We would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a nice and relaxing gateway. Her animals are also amazing and we loved every minute of it!

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick H.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend at The Lonesome Pine & the new friendship that I have with Cathy. Cathy was a great host who went above and beyond to make sure my stay was perfect. She provided a very clean camping hut with a heater, camp lamp, & firewood. It was conveniently located close to everything I wanted to do & see. The animals and farm fresh eggs were wonderful too! I look forward to returning sometime soon!

Hipcamper Cathy
Response from Cathy, the Host, on November 10th, 2021

Thank you so much Patrick and I’m thrilled you had a good stay!! Hopefully I’ll see you again.

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Hipcamper Daniel

Peaceful. picturesque. beautiful.

Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

Cathy is the best! She was such a courteous and considerate hostess. She gave us eggs from her chickens; they were so bright, flavorful, and fresh.

The camp was private and relaxing. We enjoyed cooking over the fire. One night it poured rain on the tin roof. It was loud, but it was fun and novel. The pasture land adjacent the camp had a fog hanging over it in the morning. The horses would come up to the fence and say, "Hello." We had a really perfect weekend getaway. And it was so different than other camping/cabin trips.

Turtletown Falls hike. Only a short drive away.The Lonesome Pine Ocoee TurtletownThe Lonesome Pine Ocoee Turtletown
Hipcamper Cathy
Response from Cathy, the Host, on November 10th, 2021

I love that you guys had a good trip and even in the rainy weather. Thank you so much and hope you’ll be back.

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Hipcamper James

Great host great camp great price!!

James H.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2021

This is a nice little get away with a Mountain View over a horse pasture. Quite and peaceful. Cathy is a hostess with the mostess! Went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed and were comfortable. Would stay again if in area...

Hipcamper Cathy
Response from Cathy, the Host, on June 24th, 2021

It was a pleasure having you James. Thank you and I truly hope to have you back again.

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa F.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

What a wonderful place!! The property is absolutely gorgeous!! Cathy is a wonderful host and super friendly!! You will love it!! Lots to do in town and beautiful hiking areas and rafting!! Highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Cathy
Response from Cathy, the Host, on May 31st, 2021

Lisa, Thank you so much for staying and for you’re gracious helping hands. I will be looking to see you again and I promise next time you’ll have those S’mores!!

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Hipcamper Triniti

A magical little mountain retreat

Triniti O.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2021

Before we even arrived at her home, Cathy was already the most gracious and helpful host I've ever met. She was available every time I messaged her and responded quickly to help in planning the perfect little getaway. She's full of knowledge on the area, suggestions for things to do, and so much kindness.
When I arrived at the property I noticed how much charm it has right away. As Cathy mentions in the listing, the driveway is an adventure on its own, but I found it easy to make it up with my Ford Escape. Cathy guided us into a parking spot right next to the house that gave us easy access to the little pathway leading to the cabin. She provided us with a wagon to carry our supplies down (and even offered her four-wheeler if we had anything big) so we loaded everything up and headed down to the cabin. It's a very short and easy walk, so no fear whatsoever, you don't need to put on hiking shoes to get there. Cathy walked us through all of the amenities, showed us where the different parts of the property were, talked to us a bit about the process of building the cabin and what she does with the rescue, and then left us to explore and get settled.
She went above and beyond in so many ways. From bringing us a dog run so that we didn't have to have our pup on a leash the entire time and a jug of water for him so we didn't have to use ours, to bringing us fresh eggs from her chickens, a hammock, a grill, extra covers when it got a bit chilly, you name it. Cathy provided the most wonderful experience for us and it's so clear how much love she has for her property and the area around her. My only regret is not being able to spend more time there, but fortunately for me, it's a close drive and I'm already planning a trip back.
The little town of Copperhill nearby is a gem as well. Before our arrival, we went fly fishing on the Toccoa River, and on our way out of town we stopped by the fly fishing shop (Toccoa River Outfitters) and Yellowbird Coffee Shop and everybody we encountered was full of southern charm and hospitality just like you'd expect in this part of the state. I think it would be hard to meet a stranger in this area.
Cathy, thank you so much for your hospitality, your knowledge, and for sharing your home with us. We had the best time and can't wait to come back. :)

The driveway to Cathy's house! If you blink you might miss it.The Lonesome Pine Ocoee TurtletownEthel, the sweetest baby there ever was, wants nothing more than to be petted and she's a lovely guideThe dog run Cathy brought down for our pup
Hipcamper Cathy
Response from Cathy, the Host, on May 31st, 2021

I’m beyond happy that not only did you enjoy your trip but, to know you’re coming back makes me smile. There’s so much more adventure waiting for you to enjoy when you can stay longer. I truly look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Cindy H.
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September 6th, 2021
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